Re "What we're missing in endless debates on mass shootings" (Viewpoints, Sept. 18): Speaking of people who are so dangerously unbalanced as to randomly kill, Kathleen Parker says their actions may have less to do with guns than the underlying cultural causes.
There has been an unprecedented campaign in recent years promoting ever more lethal guns as solutions to a host of problems. That message has demonstrably resonated with disturbed and self-destructive people.
The irrational gun culture nurtured by the National Rifle Association may not be the cause of the mental degradation that drives these people to follow their demons' counsel. But it is clearly where they find their solutions.
-- Spencer P. Le Gate, Sacramento